Educational provision for children with SSLD

The project built on a study funded by the Foundation which comprised a national survey of provision for children with SSLD. This study was to show how LEAs and health trusts in England and Wales operate together as total systems to make a range of provision. Six case study pairs of LEAs/Trusts representing different models of practice were examined from classroom level to policy formulation and monitoring.

Data were collected from a range of professionals, especially teachers and speech and language therapists, and from parents. Information was largely collected relative to 90 children, from 3 key stages of education. This focused responses on “critical incidents” as examples of good practice. The study identified important dimensions in different systems that support good practice, and provided exemplars which will aid others to develop their own practice.

Project details

 

Researcher

Professor Geoff Lindsay, University of Warwick

Funding programme

Education

Grant amount and duration

£36,753
1 January 2003 - 31 December 2004

Publications

 

'Working together? The practice of educational psychologists’ and speech and language therapists with children with specific speech and language difficulties', Palikara O, Lindsay G, Cullen M and Dockrell J E, Educational and Child Psychology, 24, 77-88, 2007

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'Educational provision for children with specific speech and language difficulties: Perspectives of speech and language therapy managers', Dockrell J E, Lindsay G, Letchford C and Mackie C, International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2006

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'The role of specialist provision for children with specific speech and language difficulties in England and Wales: A model for inclusion?', Lindsay G, Dockrell J E, Mackie C and Letchford B, Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2005

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'Local education authorities’ approaches to provision for children with specific speech and language difficulties in England and Wales', Lindsay G, Dockrell J E, Mackie C and Letchford B, European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2005

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Educational Provision for Children with Specific Speech and Language Difficulties: The Investigation of Good Practice, Lindsay G, Dockrell J, Cullen M A and Palikara O, University of Warwick

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Educational Provision for Children with Specific Speech and Language Difficulties in England and Wales, Lindsay G, Dockrell J, Mackie C and Letchford B, University of Warwick, 2002

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